Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/11/13
OK, I often make very bold statements, and this one is no different from the rest.The Cleveland Browns are a few off-season moves from returning to playoff contention, an accomplishment their fans have been dying to witness since the team’s last playoff appearance in 2007. Following their return in 1999 after the late Art Modell relocated the original Browns to Baltimore (now Ravens), the Browns have appeared only once in the post-season, where they lost to the Steelers 36-33. They were close in 2007 finishing the season 10-6, their best finish since their re-debut was snubbed due to a tiebreaker with the Tennessee Titans. In 2009, the Browns fired GM Phil Savage and head coach Romeo Crennel, who most recently coached in Kansas City.That move was follow by the hiring of coaching legend Mike Holmgren as team president, and Tom Heckert as the new GM. It would mark the first time that Holmgren held a front office position, while Heckert is no stranger to the duties of being a GM, as h...
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